Icon Of The Holy Family To Visit Tralee Next Month

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The Icon of The Holy Family will visit Tralee next month.

ST John’s Church in Tralee will host a visit of the Icon of the Holy Family in April.

The Icon of the Holy Family is a large three panelled piece representing the Holy Family at home, and on either side, Jesus healing a young girl and Jesus at the Wedding festivities at Cana. It was specially commissioned for the World Meeting of Families.

An icon is said to be written rather than painted, as it expresses the Word of God in line and form. This icon was written by Mihai Cicu and assisted by the Redemptoristine Sisters in Dublin.

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Pope Francis has just confirmed his visit to the World Meeting of Families taking place in Dublin this August and the diocese of Kerry, is continuing its preparations for the event with this visit of the icon.

It takes place in St. John’s Tralee on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 17 and the morning of Friday, April 20.

The Icon will also visit the following locations in Kerry:

Listowel: Afternoon of Monday April 9th – Morning of Wednesday 11th
Kenmare: Afternoon of Wednesday April 11th – Morning of Friday 13th
Killarney: Afternoon of Friday 13th April – Morning of Tuesday 17th

Although the Icon will be on view in four churches, every parish is invited to participate in this prayer for all families.

During the Icon visit people are invited to write their petitions and bring them to the icon. These petitions will be prayed for by various religious communities all around the country over the coming months.

The petitions will be placed on the altar in the Phoenix Park for the Closing Mass with Pope Francis on Sunday August 26th.

Groups who would like to visit the Icon are asked to co-ordinate timings with the Parish secretaries of Listowel (068 21188),Kenmare (064 6641352) , Killarney (064 6631014) and St. John’s Tralee (066 7122522).

The visit of the Icon of the Holy Family is another step on the journey to the Pope’s World Meeting of Families.

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